Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Masala Vadai and Rice n Dal Payasam

Vadai and Payasam are traditional recipes, i use to make both these recipes for all festivals and functions. I couldnot separate both the recipes its like husband and wife, even you can notice everybody says it together as vadai payasam. Both the recipes are perfect for all Occassions and Vadai taste good esp on rainy day evening with masala tea. My Hubby likes Masala vadai, simply he will have the vadai alone but for him it shouldn't be too strong and spicy. Here am sharing both the recipes together.

Ingredients for Masala Vadai:

1.Chana Dhal - 2 cups
2.Chopped onions - 1
3.Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
4.Garlic pods - 2
5.Ginger - 1/2 inch
6.Red Chillies - 4
7.cloves - 2
8.Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
9.Baking soda - a big pinch
10.Salt - to taste
11.Canola oil for deep frying
12.chopped curry leaves few


1.Soak the chana dal for 4 hrs and drain the water leave in a large plate to get drain completely.
2.Meanwhile grind the ingredients in dry jar put fennel seeds, redchillies, cloves and cinnamon , grind it to powder and then add little bit of soaked chana dal, ginger n garlic. Grind to fine paste.
3.In another batch take the 2 tbsp of soaked chana and grind the remaining chana dal roughly n coarsely. Meanwhile heat the oil in the kadai.
4.Now mix the chana dal mixture with chopped onions,chopped curry leaves ,salt and baking soda.
5.Take a lemon size balls and flat it inbetween your palm.( the batter should be stiff not too watery, if you feel bit watery then add the rice flour to make it right).
6.Make the vadais immediately after ground the dhal, now put the flattened vadais in hot oil. Turn the vadais gently to both sides leave it to cook till turns golden brown.
7.Drain it in the kitchen towel..Now serve hot the Crispy Masala vadai with coconut chutney.

Rice and Paasi Paruppu Payasam

Ingredients for Rice and Paasi Paruppu Payasam :( Rice and Yellow Moong dhal payasam)

1.Raw Rice or Basmathi rice - 1/2 cup
2.Yellow Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
3.Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
4.Condensed milk - 4 tbsp
5.Full cream fresh milk - 250 ml
6.Coconut pieces - 4 tbsp (cut into bit pieces)
7.Ghee - 2 tbsp
8.Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
9.Sliced cashew nuts - 1 tbsp ( can also use whole nuts)
10.Raisins - 2 tsp


1.Dry roast the rice and dhal in a pot for 5 mts in medium flame till you get the nice aroma of the dhal.
2.Then wash the rice n dhal and pressure cook it for 4 whistles till it turns fully soft.
3.Now hot the milk in the pot in medium flame, leave it to boil till it reduce little bit thick.
4.Now add the sugar and cooked rice n dhal mixture, mix it gently till the rice mixture incorporate to the milk.
5.Cook it in medium flame after 3 boils add condensed milk ( it gives nice thick n good taste to payasam), cardamom powder. Leave it to cook for 10 mts in medium flame.
6.Meanwhile heat small frying pan, heat the ghee in medium flame fry the coconut bit pieces till light golden brown first and then add cashew nuts and lastly add the raisins.
7.Now pour the fried items with ghee on top of the payasam.
8.Delicious and yummyy rice n dhal payasam is ready to serve, it taste good while having one bite of masala vadai and sipping payasam. It also taste good with appalam.

This delicious and sweet Rice and Dhal Payasam is going to part in Payasam/ Kheer event in Shama's  Easy to cook recipes.


  1. tempting wadai!
    rice n mung dal payasam is new for me.. delicious

  2. Great combo and yummy...vada looks so crispy and the payasam looks delicious...

  3. yummy yummy payasam and a crispy delicious vada..Wish that plate came out of my screen :)

  4. Both these dishes looks superb sathya,masala vada is one of my fav, just love to have this snack anytime...lovely clicks sathya,take care & have a nice evening...

  5. yummy...vada looks so crispy and the payasam looks delicious...

  6. Beautiful click dear..Vada looks so crispy and yummy...

  7. Both dishes look devine and mouth watering.You are right they compliment each other wonderfully.

  8. Both dishes look devine and mouth watering.You are right they compliment each other wonderfully.

  9. Vadais and payasam look so lovely and delicious and they definately go hand in hand.

  10. both the dishes look so yummy. Adding fennel seeds and cinnomom to masala vadai is new to me.sounds yummy.the payasam is my fav one

  11. Crispy n yummy vada..wish i could grab some ..

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  13. How are you sathya.hope u r doing good..
    super vada looks so delicious yarr..we are a grt fan of parippu vada i think this masala vada is little different and more tasty..i love to have these vadas so pls parcel it dear..
    Payasam looks so delicious..payasam always reminds some festival to have it anytime.
    dear thanks for visiting our space and always like to read the beautiful comments..

  14. Nice combo.Spicy - crispy and sweet - creamy

  15. A combination of Masal vadai with dal payasam is divine...Cute click too...very tempting n inviting..thanks for sharing dear.

  16. Vadai and payasam, both looks delicious dear..nice crispy vadais and yummy payasam :)

  17. Love those crispy masal vadai with chai. Payasam sounds delicious as well.

  18. Sathya dear the dishes are awesome...though i am not so much fond of sweets,the payasam looks delicious.....but the vada is tooo scrumptious...bookmarked the vada will try it soon....

  19. Love both of these..I love this payasam though I use jaggery in it :-)

  20. vadai and payasam looks such a lovely combo!

  21. Vadai & Payasam great combo...We love these a lot.. I make Moong Dal payasam with jaggery ...will try ur version

  22. vadai payasam.. oh just dip that vada in payasam and u know what we live for ... that is heaven for me ...

  23. Vadai and payasam, udane veetuku varalama?? super dishes, am hungry now..if u interested do send the payasam to cws event Sathya..

  24. Vadai and payasam is my fav too.. this is too bad satya, craving for them now.. will make it soon.

  25. Vadai and payasam is a wonderful combo . Thanks for sharing.

  26. Sathy,

    Vadai and payasam looks yummy. like it./

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  28. Hi Sathya..

    Do check the link here dear for CWS event..


  29. Awesome.. I love both vadai and payasam, thought I never associated them together. But I can see how they maybe quite the case of "opposites attract" :)

  30. Sounds delicious!! Havent heard of such a combination..Great recipes! I love to have vadai with chutney..Your vadai looks perfect!

  31. Unseperatable couples :) A festival without vadai payasam is incomplete for me! Both look awesome!

  32. Vada and Payasam looks delicious and very tasty.. love it...

  33. I am drooling....yummy yummy combo....loved it

  34. Thanks a ton to all dear,,looking forward ur valuable suggestions and comments...

  35. Crispy vadas and yummy payasam....lovely.

  36. ..both these recipes r new to me!nice..awesome!